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City and Residents Pitch in at Beauty Creek


Beauty Creek residents recently initiated an area clean up and our great city workers surprised them with their willingness to pick up trash and clean it up before the weekend!  Bryan Dishman made the pick up happen, two of his crew followed through and more of his crew will finish up the work this week.

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Check Out VHS Grad Photos and Video


Valparaiso High SchoolGraduation night was a special night for many families in the Valparaiso area, as many of Valparaiso High School’s finest products have graduated from VHS. ValpoLife was there covering the event, and we have put together a great collection of images to remember the night by, and have just added another new video to the playlist highlighting two more of the speakers.  Please pass the word along to other students and parents about all the great stuff online for them to see.  I know many of you are still hosting your graduation parties this...

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Full City of Valparaiso Fourth of July Coverage


While the City of Valparaiso's Fourth of July Blast event was postponed an extra day, there was still a great turnout on Sunday night. ValpoLife.com was there chronicling the event.

To see the Valparaiso Celebration of Country and Community video that played on the 20 foot screen just before the fireworks began, you can Read more



Happy Father's Day


Happy Father’s day to my husband Jody Decker. This is his 2nd father’s day. He put his blood sweat and tears into his brand new basement with a vision of a bar and game room – it is now a little girls play room and he wouldn’t have it any other way. Holly’s face lights up when he goes in her room every morning. She loves her da-da. Thank you Jody for all you do for your family. Love Monica & Holly



Say Thanks to Dad This Weekend Valpo!


Dad and Grandpa Looking to do something special for your Dad or husband that takes just a few minutes of your time, does not cost a thing, and maybe even will win you or your Dad some cool prizes?

We encourage everyone who has a Dad, (and I am pretty sure that includes all of our readers and members), to send us a note, and a photo if you have one handy, about what you appreciate the most about your Pop.

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IU Northwest to Celebrate 50th Anniversary with Alumni Barbecue


 

IU and IU Northwest alumni are invited back to campus for an evening of great food, comic theater. As part of this year’s celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Indiana University Northwest campus, the IU Northwest Alumni Association (IUNAA) will host a barbecue on Saturday, June 27, beginning at 5 p.m., on the campus grounds just south of the Savannah Center.The cost of attendance is $7 for paid IU Alumni Association members and $10 for non-members. This price includes a ticket to the Saturday evening performance of Theatre Northwest’s “Death Defying Acts” in Raintree Hall Room 102. This stage comedy features one-act plays from Woody...

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Twenty Nine Years and Still Going Strong


"Ultra awesome event" —that would be the definition of the 29th Annual Golf Outing for the Boys and Girls Clubs of Porter County, being held on July 9th at the Forest Park Golf Course. Yes, we have had celebrities in the past—golf pros, football players, etc. but that’s not why this is awesome and why everyone is there. I believe, in my heart, that they come and play, volunteer, sponsor or donate because of the children.

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Polls Abound!


Here at ValpoLife we're always looking for ways to make it easier for you to participate on the site. Whether it's contributing photos, stories, or events, we want your input. But if you're looking for something a little less time intensive, make sure to check out our ValpoLife.com polls! You can find different polls on the business, Read more



Flag Day Ceremony at VFW


This past Sunday on June 14th, the VFW Post 988 held their annual Flag Day Ceremony at their branch located at 705 Roosevelt. The ceremony was held outside where it started with a warm welcome, thanking everyone who had come out from the community to take part in the ceremony. The Pledge of Allegiance was followed by the "Star Spangled Banner", our national anthem, with all 4 verses intact. In today's society, the last verse is often left out, however; it is a very important verse and can be read here.

Spotlight on Judge Mary Harper


judgeharperJudge Mary Harper works in the Porter County Circuit. She recently spoke at a Rotary Club meeting where she touched upon the importance of young children and adults. She has made great strides in dealing with juveniles and family courts. She saw the need for improvement in the courts when she started to see the same kids who would attend their parent's hearings later on in life as adults in court for the same crimes their parents had committed. She has been a focal point in Project Attend which was a coordinated effort between courts, police, and schools to decrease student truancy

Winning (17 State Titles) Ain't Easy


Science Crime Busters, Road Scholars, and Wright Stuff are all events at the National Science Olympiad . Perhaps you have heard of Science O., but if you have not, you should know that one of the Nation’s best teams resides right here in Valparaiso. 8th Grade Science teacher Richard Bender coaches the 2-time national champion Thomas Jefferson Middle School Science Olympiad team. The competition consists of 23 events that test all areas of science including Life Science, Earth/Space Science, and Engineering. The team consists of 10 students from TJMS and 5 High School Freshmen who attended TJMS. This year, the team won Regional competition in February, and moved on to the State competition where they won their 17th state title in March,...

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